We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Royal Flush Audiobook

Royal Flush

Regular Price:$21.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A Royal Spyness mystery starring Lady Georgiana, 34th in line for the throne - and the mystery world's favorite penniless heiress.

With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea.

To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorced houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She's also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission - namely keeping an eye on the shooting party at Balmoral and preventing someone from shooting the Prince. And Georgie must manage all this without strangling her odious sister-in-law Fig or spineless brother Binky.

©2009 Janet Quin-Harkin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Katherine Kellgren is completely winning as guileless, gullible, plucky Georgie. With the castle overrun by visitors - including the notorious American Mrs. Wallis Simpson; her paramour, the Prince of Wales; and an assortment of gentry and staff - Kellgren shifts accents and attitudes with ease. Phryne Fisher fans will love Kellgren’s Lady Georgiana." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (3654 )
5 star
 (1907)
4 star
 (1348)
3 star
 (331)
2 star
 (42)
1 star
 (26)
Overall
4.3 (3198 )
5 star
 (1595)
4 star
 (1161)
3 star
 (375)
2 star
 (48)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.6 (3236 )
5 star
 (2351)
4 star
 (691)
3 star
 (153)
2 star
 (21)
1 star
 (20)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kathy FAIRFAX, VA, United States 07-02-12
    Kathy FAIRFAX, VA, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    71
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A cozy Highland fling!"

    Great series, this time set in deepest darkest Scotland near Balmoral. I love Georgiana, trying to make her way in the world in the midst of the Depression--despite the fact that the only useful skill she has ever been taught is where to seat a bishop at dinner, and her family's only expectation is that she make a good match, even if it means marrying "Fish Face". I loved the scene of her misadventure in advertising! And I can totally relate to her klutz instinct. Nonetheless, she never gives up, no matter how deranged the murderer! The narration by Katherine Kellgren is excellent and really brings the story to life. I'm truly in awe of her ability to slip from the Queen's English to Scottish brogue to Midlands flat to Cockney rhyming slang to Irish rogue to American nasal all so brilliantly and with such ease. Lots of fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-16-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Continues the "Royal Spyness" storyline"

    This is fun, entertaining listening. The humorous portrayal of the English aristocracy, with a nod to real historical figures, was enjoyable, and the performance is flawless. But I don't know how long I'll be be able to sustain interest in the ever-thwarted romance between Georgie and Darcy.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    AudioAddict 04-19-14
    AudioAddict 04-19-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2515
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    355
    352
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    275
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Darcy to the rescue!"

    STORY (light historical mystery) - Royal Flush is Book 3 in the Royal Spyness series, which is set in Europe back in the 1930's. This particular book involves a series of mysterious attempts at murdering members of the Royal Family. As always in this series, there's a complicated mystery, action, romance and tons of fun! I'm very hard to please when it comes to humorous fiction and usually think it's just cozy fluff, but not this series. You will need to pay attention to try to figure out whodunnit, and you will be pleasantly surprised to see how it ends.

    What I love best about this series is the slowly budding romance between the main character, Georgianna, and the mysterious Darcy O'Mara. (Is he a spy? If so, who does he spy for?) They flirt and progress just a little bit in each book, and he always shows up to rescue her when she gets into dangerous situations. There's one scene between them at the end which was so adorable it had me smiling as I was driving. I'm sure people wondered what was on my mind!

    PERFORMANCE - Katherine Kellgren is amazing. She does so many accents and voices -- a true artist. The voice she gives promiscuous Belinda is an absolute hoot.

    OVERALL (actual rating 4.5) - The mysteries in this series begin and end in the same book so they can stand alone, but you should listen in order to follow the romance and character development. I don't think there's any cursing or sex, although there are references to sexual attraction and loose lifestyles. I wouldn't really recommend this for men because of Georgie's girlish antics, but highly recommended for women!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jan 09-01-13
    Jan 09-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2302
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    590
    227
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    179
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Same formula as 1 & 2"

    I quite enjoyed the first book, a little less the second and this, the third a lot less. Perhaps my problem is that I read them too close together... but it felt like sentences were copied and pasted from book to book. I like a fluffy, fun, "brain in neutral" read from time to time... but I felt like I had gone around the same block twice already, and I really couldn't suspend my disbelief for a lot of the new material. I like Georgie, the format of the book and I utterly love the narrator. However, it will take a while or a really good sell for me to pick up number four.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen Rogers Massachusetts 04-18-12
    Kathleen Rogers Massachusetts 04-18-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    200
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    66
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    18
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cute, but not completely ridiculous"

    Low level royal takes on investigations, back in the day (1930's). Amusing writing, decent plots, and the requisite romance. Light and entertaining.

    Kellgren's narration is a plus--she is vocally nimble and it really elevated the material.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nancy 03-26-12
    Nancy 03-26-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    57
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful Mystery with a twist!"
    Where does Royal Flush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, many turns and twists!


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I was delighted with the voices and accents of the various characters! Kellgren does an exceptional job and will keep you listening!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kindle Customer 03-26-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply Spiffing!"
    If you could sum up Royal Flush in three words, what would they be?

    Light, enjoyable and charming.


    What other book might you compare Royal Flush to and why?

    The Royal Flush books are a nice addition to the cozy mystery genre


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, in the first Royal Flush - it was just as good this time around


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction - I just enjoyed 8 hours of escape in to a vanished world :)


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shannon 03-26-12
    Shannon 03-26-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun and quirky..."
    Any additional comments?

    I love non-gruesome murder/mystery novels so I had fun with this one. It's a cute story with endearing characters. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada 01-18-12
    Karen Yarrow, British Columbia, Canada 01-18-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    84
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another winner"

    I have enjoyed this series very much and this installment is right up there with the rest of them.
    Georgie is priceless as is the cast of characters that follow her around. The narrator Katherine Kellgren absolutely makes this book, have to give 50/50 credit to both her and the author. Between the two of them, this is a super winning series and I cannot wait to move onto the next one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephanie Long Beach, CA, United States 12-04-11
    Stephanie Long Beach, CA, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2010

    Favorite authors: Donna Gabaldon, Dorothy Dunnet, Anya Seton, Daphne Du Maurier, CS Forester,Alastair Mclean, Irving Stone, MM Kaye, L'amour

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great entertainment"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to all my gal pals. Very entertaining and Katherine Kellgren gets the acents down perfectly. This is the type of book that i would prefer listening to as the reader sets the tone and makes you laugh and feel you are there.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.